Thank you for considering UBC Child Care for your family. We are proud to provide high-quality early childhood education and care for the children of UBC students, faculty and staff—and, when space allows, for children in the wider community.

Like many child care operations in Greater Vancouver, we are fully enrolled and accept applications for our waitlist year-round.

Admissions process

Before you apply

Explore our age groups and settings, check your eligibility, find out what it costs, and learn more about when to apply and how to apply.

Apply to join the waitlist

Complete your application to join our waitlist.

On the waitlist

We understand that this time can be challenging for families who are eager to find care for their child. Learn more about waitlist timelines, how to estimate when you may receive an offer for care and more. 

Receiving an offer

Once a space becomes available for your child, we’ll contact you via email to make an offer of enrolment. Get ready for this moment and familiarize yourself with offer acceptance timelines, paying your deposit, signing your contract, pre-acceptance visits and more.

Orientation and gradual entry

Once you’ve accepted your offer, it’s time to get ready for orientation and gradual entry.

Changes in care 

Over the time that your child is enrolled, they will graduate through the age groups and you might need to request a change in care—such as requesting a leave of absence. Learn more about these stages and what action you might need to take.